The State Emergency Management Committee (SEMC) is responsible for the State Emergency Management Plan (SEMP), which sets out the state’s comprehensive emergency management arrangements.

It outlines a coordinated approach to address natural and man-made risks and emergencies across all sectors of the community, including state and local government, business, the non-government sector and individuals.

The SEMP is split in to four parts, some of which have subordinate documents and annexes.

Part 1: Executive Overview

Provides a strategic overview of the state’s arrangements for general information.

SEMP: Executive Overview  (PDF, 14.2 MB)

Part 2: Emergency Management Arrangements

Provides the overarching details of the arrangements and structures in place to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.

SEMP: Emergency Management Arrangements (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Part 3: Supporting Guidelines and Frameworks

Contains the guidelines and frameworks developed to detail the practices for key aspects of emergency management. These documents provide guidance regarding the development of arrangements, administrative functions and plans.

Download the Supporting Guidelines and Frameworks (PDF, 680.0 KB)

Part 3 Annexes and Subordinate Documents:

Classification and Retention of Emergency Management Plans and Official Information  (PDF, 792.0 KB)

Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements fact sheet (Department of Home Affairs)

Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018 (Department of Home Affairs)

Disaster Waste Management Guidelines  (PDF, 4.0 MB)

Emergency Management Lessons Management Framework (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Evacuation Guidelines (PDF, 2.7 MB)

Guidelines for Managing Spontaneous Volunteers (PDF, 359.5 KB)

Guidelines for Planning for People with Assistance Animals in Emergencies (PDF, 753.2 KB)

Managing Animals in Emergencies: A Framework for South Australia (PDF, 2.2 MB)

People at risk in emergencies framework for South Australia  (PDF, 2.0 MB)

Public Information and Warnings Guidelines (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Recovery Activities  (PDF, 802.8 KB)

Traffic Management during Emergencies  (PDF, 900.4 KB)

South Australian Guideline - Spontaneous Memorials  (PDF, 965.7 KB)

Zone Emergency Management Committee Guidelines (PDF, 956.0 KB)

Part 4: Supporting Plans

Contains standards required of the various levels of detailed plans for implementing the arrangements, including review guidance and templates. It also includes the suite of supporting plans for implementing the arrangements.

SEMP: Supporting Plans (PDF, 657.8 KB)

Part 4 Annexes and Subordinate Documents - the individual supporting plans are not available externally. If you wish to access a particular document, please contact us.